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7/05/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday July 5, 2008

30 billion fewer miles driven, and counting - According to AAA, the average two-car family now would spend about $6,200 a year to gas up its vehicles
http://tinyurl.com/6pokcb
Seattle Times

Apple Valley gets more bicycle-friendly
http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/valley_7304___article.html/apple_bicycle.html
Victorville Daily Press

CurbedWire: Mariachi Players Get Street Back
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/07/curbedwire_mari_1.php
Curbed LA

Drive a mile in MTA's shoes Re "MTA is trying to shed some wait," June 27
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-thursday3-2008jul03,0,722240.story?page=3
Los Angeles Times

High-Speed Transit Comes to Second Life - UC Irvine student Cristi Lopes is writing software for "SkyTran", a virtual high-speed train based in Second Life. The virtual world will actually serve as a useful simulator for the real thing
http://www.planetizen.com/node/33851&rf=rss
Planetizen

Little-used Riverside bus routes tagged for elimination
http://tinyurl.com/593wop
Press Enterprise

Mayor announces expansion record-breaking Rapid Bus service
http://tinyurl.com/69u4qn
Sherman Oaks Sun

Metrolink growth strains station parking capacity - A ridership surge has already jammed lots, and the Orange County line's planned expansion will soon make it even harder to find a spot
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-stations5-2008jul05,0,4588707.story
Los Angeles Times

Oil field's neighbors aren't gushing over expansion plan - Residents in Windsor Hills and nearby communities -- with a 1,000-acre oil field at their center -- are concerned about decreased property values, noise and fumes
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-outthere4-2008jul04,0,3409052.story
Los Angeles Times

New Infrastructure Woes: Gas Tax Bringing In Less Money
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/07/new-infrastructure-woes.php
Tree Hugger

Rail 2 Rail riders decry transit cuts - NCTD board members say they will look at restoring service mid-year
http://tinyurl.com/6rq3y3
North County Times

Sprinter revises its earlier limit on bicycles - Transit district will now allow as many as fit in marked area
http://tinyurl.com/6hok9m
San Diego Union Tribune

Subway sketchers create an online community
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-na-subwaysketcher4-2008jul04,0,3609362.story
Los Angeles Times

Transit Fare-Beating Fines To Rise Steeply
http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=1&aid=83411
NY1

Van Nuys bristles over bid for Burbank flight ban
http://tinyurl.com/6x3stx
Studio City Sun

7/04/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday July 4, 2008

4th of July Travel: Bikes, Car or Plane?
http://laist.com/2008/07/03/4th_of_july_travel_bikes_car_or_pla.php
LAist

Coaster seeing bump in ridership
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080703-1805-bn03coaster.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Don't Fly, Levitate: German Maglev as a Travel Alternative in the U.S.
http://business.the-environmentalist.org/2008/07/dont-fly-levitate-german-maglev-as.html
Business Environmentalist

Editorial: Congress should clear the tracks for Amtrak - A needed bill would help resolve conflicts with freight carriers over access to rails
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/1057554.html
Sacramento Bee

Fuel Costs Soar, DASH Operator Idles!
http://laist.com/2008/07/03/fuel_costs_soar_dash_operator_idles.php
LAist

Fuel-efficient Cars Mean Less Funding from Gas Tax
http://www.eponline.com/articles/64791/
Environmental Protection

High Tech Parking Meters
http://www.larchmontchronicle.com/ArchiveDetail.asp?ArchiveID=863
Larchmont Chronicle

Long Beach Aims To Be 'Most Bike-Friendly' City
http://cbs2.com/local/Long.Beach.BIke.2.763367.html
CBS 2 TV

Metro board considering ballot measure to up sales tax a half-cent for transit
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/07/03/news_-_features/top_stories/1metro.txt
The Argonaut

Metro gives its side of the 577X bus route story
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/metro-gives-its.html
Bottleneck Blog

Palm Springs International Airport looks for boost in traffic
http://tinyurl.com/57qxl7
Palm Springs Sun

Picking the mind of a French transit reporter
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/picking-the-min.html
Bottleneck Blog

Politics Failed, but Fuel Prices Cut Congestion
http://tinyurl.com/5wqvhj
New York Times

Pothole of the week
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/pothole-of-the.html
Bottleneck Blog

Rail Riders: Rosendahl Asking For Full Cent
http://boifromtroy.com/?p=7341
BoiFromTroy

Ten Reasons You “OTTER” Vote for a Half-Cent Transportation Sales Tax
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1382/
CityWatchLA

The Real Infrastructure Crisis - The nation's roads and bridges are in pretty good shape. It's the national will that is suspect
http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/cs_20080705_5580.php
National Journal

7/03/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday July 3, 2008

America's Most Fuel-Efficient Neighborhoods
http://tinyurl.com/5jvgsv
Forbes

As the Ballot Turns
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/07/as_the_ballot_t.php
LAist

Baja region hit by new shortage of diesel fuel
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/tijuana/20080702-9999-1m2tjfuel.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Bullet train takes Senate's medicine - Senate committee OKs changes to high-speed train bill, which will remain on November ballot
http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_9758544?nclick_check=1
Contra Costa Times

California Requires 'Pollution Labels' For Cars
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/07/california-requ.html
Wired

Council surveys Orange Blossom Trail plan
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/news/ci_9764880
Redlands Daily Facts

First time Metro "color line" rider reports in
http://la.metblogs.com/2008/07/02/first-time-metro-color-line-rider-reports-in/
MetBlogsLA

Greenway for the Expo line?
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/a-greenway-for.html
Los Angeles Times

How's your 'Metroquette' Been?
http://laist.com/2008/07/02/hows_your_metroquette_been.php
LAist

L.A. Drivers To Get Real-Time Info From Traffic Cams - TrafficLand will use up to 190 traffic cameras to show drivers the status of major highways
http://www.informationweek.com/news/internet/b2c/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=208802233
Information Week

LA toll roads, light rail eyed in Capitol political dispute
http://tinyurl.com/5wv25n
Capitol Weekly

Laugh at High Gas Prices With a 282-mpg VW
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/07/laugh-at-high-g.html
Wired

Metro Rider Relief Transportation Program (RRTP) provides fare subsidy coupons to eligible riders who purchase daily, weekly and monthly passes
http://www.metro.net/projects_programs/rider_relief/default.htm
Metro

Oil prices near $146 a barrel for 1st time ever
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i5TtajgUpSm7KY5jf-lCJGHBB-tAD91MC5EG0
Google

OUR VIEW: Our future's at stake (State Budget)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_9769489
Whittier Daily News

Paris Prepares for Electric Car-Sharing
http://www.carectomy.com/index.php/Urban-Planning/Paris-Prepares-for-Electric-Car-Sharing
Carectomy

Positioned for savings - Foothill Transit soon will have all natural-gas powered buses
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_9767940
Pasandena Star News

Senator Romero Won’t Support Anything Without Guarantees for SGV
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/02/senator-romero-wont-support-anything-without-guarantees-for-sgv/
StreetsBlogLA

VICA: Build the subway to Burbank airport
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/vica-build-the.html
Bottleneck Blog

Who’s the Best MPO?
http://thegroundfloor.typepad.com/the_ground_floor/2008/07/whos-the-best-m.html
The Ground Floor – Heard at ULI

7/02/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday July 2, 2008

Are the Airlines Now Like the Railroads Were 50 Years Ago?
http://www.railpac.org/2008/07/01/are-the-airlines-now-like-the-railroads-were-50-years-ago/
RailPAC

Caltrain's bike cars
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/caltrains-bike.html
Bottleneck Blog

Carmakers shifting gears
http://www.dailybreeze.com/opinions/ci_9758008
Daily Breeze

Development of Crash Energy Management Performance Requirements for Light-Rail Vehicles
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9184
Transportation Research Board

Diesel fuel use drops statewide by largest margin in four years
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_9744508
Oakland Tribune

First-time Metrolink commuter, longtime sleepyhead
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/biologically-im.html
Bottleneck Blog

Hearing on the Role of the Surface Transportation Network in Moving People and Freight
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9198
Transportation Research Board

Hearing on the Future Federal Role for Surface Transportation
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9194
Transportation Research Board

Insane Blog Commenters (Foothill Extension)
http://fatpinkchicken.blogspot.com/2008/07/insane-blog-commenters.html
With These Hands

Little Tokyo Mixed-Use Village Moves Forward
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/06/little_tokyo_mi.php
Curbed LA

John McCain and his agenda on Amtrak
http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/green/greenblog/2008/07/john_mccain_and_his_agenda_on.html
Boston Globe

Map your worst neighborhood pothole (note to bus riders, here’s your golden opportunity…)
http://www.dailynews.com/breakingnews/ci_9740340
Daily News

Maryland Senator Ben Cardin: America Needs Transit, Now
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/01/maryland-senator-ben-cardin-america-needs-transit-now/
StreetsBlogLA

Metro’s $40 Billion Plan
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/01/842/
StreetsBlogLA

Review of First Responders' Ability to Detect and Model Hazardous Releases in Urban Areas
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9191
Transportation Research Board

Romero: Sales tax bill doesn't have her vote – yet
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/i-spoke-to-stat.html
Bottleneck Blog

S.F. Mayor Newsom to explore run for governor
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-newsom2-2008jul02,0,5504976.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Southern California commute times have their ups and downs – Freeway performance was a mixed bag in June over last year, with higher gas prices among the many factors
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-roadsage2-2008jul02,0,3571353.column
Los Angeles Times

Technology Caps, Treats Ship's Air Emissions in Port
http://www.eponline.com/articles/64788/
Environmental Protection

Tower of Babel, 1 Gateway Plaza (@ Metro Center)
http://takethemetro.blogspot.com/2008/06/tower-of-babel-1-gateway-plaza-metro.html
Ditch the Car, Take the Metro

Trains to answer traffic, cost, pollution cries?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-9981750-54.html
CNet News

Ventura County works on revising land-use, planning rules
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/jul/01/county-works-on-revising-land-use-planning-rules/
Ventura County Star

7/01/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 1, 2008

Are folding bikes the answer?
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/folding-bikes-a.html
Bottleneck Blog

Bridge to Somewhere: Retooling the U.S. Transportation System
http://www.smartgrowth.org/library/articles.asp?art=3504&res=1440
SmartGrowth

Californians use less gas in March
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/1051446.html
Sacramento Bee

Freight train derails in Irwindale - Four cars jumped the tracks around 3:30 a.m., officials say. A hazardous materials team is cleaning a spill at the scene, but no injuries are reported and street traffic is unaffected
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-derail2-2008jul02,0,7035269.story
Los Angeles Times

Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Expedite Funding for Transportation
http://newsblaze.com/story/20080630171019zzzz.nb/topstory.html
Newsblaze

Grant to be sought for railroad bridge - Project will ease traffic at intersection
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_9749082
Whittier Daily News

Guest blogger to new transit riders: Don't forget the hand sanitizer
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/guest-blogger-t.html
Bottleneck Blog

I-15 Vegas-LA Route Closed Tuesday, Wednesday Mornings
http://www.knbc.com/traffic/16745574/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
KNBC 4 TV

Los Angeles City Council president proposes 'sharrows' to make roads safer for bicyclists - Eric Garcetti suggests special lane markings to guide bikers away from dangerous car-door zone. Readers react to bikes on trains, and Metrolink plans to lease rail cars from N.J., Utah.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roadsage1-2008jul01,0,5533762.column
Los Angeles Times

Lunch with Wendy Gruel
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/lunch-with-wend.html
Bottleneck Blog

Political Interference in the CPUC Judicial Process
http://fixexpo.blogspot.com/2008/06/political-interference-in-cpuc-judicial.html
Fix Expo

Poll: Most feeling squeeze from high gas cost
Nearly half believe the financial hardship from fuel prices will be serious
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9748173
Daily News

Price of oil sets fresh record
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas1-2008jul01,0,4908144.story
Los Angeles Times

Selling a tax increase
MTA needs to be more specific about projects
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_9746893
Press Telegram

Some relief for Metrolink on the way
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/some-relief-for.html
Bottleneck Blog

Tesla Announces Model S All-Electric Sedan With 225-Mile Range, $60K Price Tag
http://jalopnik.com/397533/tesla-announces-model-s-all+electric-sedan-with-225+mile-range-60k-price-tag
Jalopnik

Underground Adventure - Metro Red Line
http://www.losangelesnomad.com/2008/06/underground-adventure.html
Los Angeles Nomad

Villaraigosa says that subway could break ground in 2012
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/villaraigosa-sa.html
Bottleneck Blog

Villaraigosa To Chair MTA Board of Directors
http://www.knbc.com/politics/16752567/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
KNBC 4 TV

Will Rush Hour Trains Be the Next Bike Battleground?
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/06/30/will-rush-hour-trains-be-the-next-bike-battleground/
StreetsblogLA

6/30/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday June 30, 2008

"Car-less" in Orange County-Tips
http://oc.metblogs.com/2008/06/29/car-less-in-orange-county-tips/
MetBlogsOC

Document for June 29th: National Interstate and Defense Highways Act
http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/todays-doc/?dod-date=629#2008
National Archives

George Will: Build more roads!
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/03/george_will_bui.html
Bottleneck Blog

Gold Line Extension Needed
http://www.blackenterprise.com/yb/ybopen.asp?section=ybaa&story_id=118702377&ID=blackenterprise
Black Enterprise

How Will California Respond to $200 a Barrel Oil?
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/06/how_will_califo.html
California Progress Report

Los Angeles Eastside construction
http://light-rail.blogspot.com/2008/06/los-angeles-eastside-construction.html
Light Rail

Mayor's Sales Tax Increase For Transportation: Racism & The Reverse Robin Hood
http://mayorsam2.blogspot.com/2008/06/mayors-sales-tax-increase-for.html
Mayor Sam 2

Oil price surges above $143 a barrel for first time
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/BUSINESS/06/30/oil.peak.ap/
CNN

‘park 101′ vision downtown’s next big thing
http://www.angelenic.com/780/park-101-vision-downtowns-next-big-thing/
angelenic

Rated Expo - Gettin' Laid (Tracks, That Is)!
http://militantangeleno.blogspot.com/2008/06/rated-expo-gettin-laid-tracks-that-is.html
Militant Angeleno

Stepping up against odds (Foothill Extension)
http://www.sgvtribune.com/opinions/ci_9731233
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Subway to the sea, or the airport? Readers offer their ideal L.A. transportation plans
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-lew-monday30-2008jun30,0,6144344.htmlstory
Los Angeles Times

Urban centers on the rise again - Subprime-mortgage crisis and $4-a-gallon gasoline are causing many to think twice about remote subdivisions, rendering long commutes untenable
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-re-urban-living-0629jun29,0,147337.story
Chicago Tribune

What Environmentalism Could Learn from L.A.
http://www.greenbiz.com/column/2008/06/30/environmentalism-learn-from-la
GreenBiz

Workshop for the OCTA Commuter Bikeways Strategic Plan
http://nocbac.blogspot.com/2008/06/workshop-for-octa-commuter-bikeway.html
North O.C. Bicycle Advocacy Coalition

6/29/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday June 29, 2008

Are 'Mega-Regions' the Future of Transportation?
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92008342&ft=1&f=1003
NPR

Caltrans won't back bus rule
http://www.contracostatimes.com/bayandstate/ci_9723658
Contra Costa Times

City pushes sustainability - Being ecologically friendly is high on the council’s list of goals for upcoming fiscal year, which begins on Tuesday
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2008/06/28/politics/blr-goals28.txt
Burbank Leader

Councilman Pushes to Make LA More Bike Friendly
http://laist.com/2008/06/27/councilman_pushes_to_make_la_more_b.php
LAist

Downtown Model Turns Planning Into Play
http://blogdowntown.com/2008/06/3425-downtown-model-turns-planning-into-play
BlogDowntown

Editorial: Don't Blow Opportunity Offered By Rising Rail Ridership
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/06/30/news/opinion/edit02.txt
LA Downtown News

Hands-free cellphone use while driving won't make the roads safer, studies show. Why? Brain overload
http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-cells30-2008jun30,0,3192911.story
Los Angeles Times

How to Beat the High Cost of Gasoline? Move Closer to Work - Rising Fuel Prices Drives Homebuyers, Renters Out of County’s Suburbs
http://tinyurl.com/55t8dw
San Diego Business Journal

How to Pay for Rebuilding Infrastructure?
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92008339&ft=1&f=1003
NPR

Malibu Ranks Highest in Crashes
http://www.canyon-news.com/artman2/publish/malibu/Malibu_Ranks_Highest_in_Crashes.php
Canyon News

Metro's Quotidian Service Interruption
http://laist.com/2008/06/27/metros_quotidian_service_interuptio.php
LAist

Municipal fleets cope with fuel
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2008/06/28/news/blr-fleet28.txt
Burbank Leader

New bus routes coming
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2008/06/28/news/blr-bus28.txt
Burbank Leader

Rethinking Grand Avenue - The price tag for the downtown mega-project keeps climbing. A new direction is needed
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/suncommentary/la-op-alossi29-2008jun29,0,5214298.story
Los Angeles Times

Right Use for Taxes? (Colton Crossing)
http://tinyurl.com/5k2fku
Press Enterprise

Survey: MTA Buses are Late 40% of the Time
http://tinyurl.com/5oh4vb
FOX News

This Week's Model - Planner James Rojas Takes an Interactive Look at Downtown
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/06/30/news/news05.txt
LA Downtown News

Union Pacific Moving Ahead With EIR, But Nobody Is Happy
http://www.cunninghamreport.com/news_item.php?id=354
Cunningham Report